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Bill Williams's War 3icon for Recommended story

My souvenir of that winter is a wooden cigarette case carved with a 1944 symbol on a reindeer scene, made...

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The next thing was the Troop Officer took over my tank and crew and left me with his damaged one. I thought...

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By July 1944, I was happy to announce a gift to the church of a portrait of Saint Leonard The...

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In November we got orders to prepare to move, and one evening were transported to Famagusta again, leaving...

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By the time the Battalion landed in Sicily a third of the island was in Allied hands, but that didn't...

A very narrow escapeicon for Recommended story

The sound of the aircraft grew louder until I thought it was directly overhead and screwed up my shoulders...

Sicily, Then On To Italyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

On the 24th of July my unit, the 49th Light Ack Ack Regiment, disembarked North of Avola, Sicily as part of...

Join the Navy and See the World: 5 (Sicily)icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Firstly here are Len's words written in a W/T Operator's Log book, about Operation Husky, the...

Crash Landing off the Coast of Sicilyicon for Recommended story

On the invasion of Sicily from Tunisia, we took off in our Waco glider on the evening of 9th July 1943,...

Beach Landing at Sicilyicon for Recommended story

He was on one of the landing craft that was taking them to the landing beach. They were coming under heavy...

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We spent some time in Oran and Algiers and in the latter Port we were subject to one of the heaviest air...

Bill Williams's experiences as Prisoner of War: July 1943 — January 1945icon for Story with photo

When I arrived in Regensburg, I was put into a combined hospital, sanatorium and lunatic asylum, peopled by...

Ben Cumming's War - Chapter 3: Sicily and Italy

The American 7th Army Corps under General "Blood and Guts" Patton had landed at Gela on the east...

117 Squadron

Before rejoining our squadron on our second detachment to Fez we had to fly to an American air base south...

Personal Recollections of WW2 by Ronald Marson - chapter 2

The 5th Division landed in and around Syracusa on the east coast with its objective the short northerly...

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Meanwhile, back in North Africa, in comparative safety, while the 1st Airborne Division pushed on with the...

An MC at Centuripeicon for Story with photo

Consequently at about 4.30 p.m. Battalion Headquarters move3 up to Point 640 and “C” Company...

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We progressed up the Eastern side of the island to make an attack on Sortino and during this period came...

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Belvoir Park, Belfast, was an ammunition dump at the time. Whilst there, I saw Winston Churchill, President...

My Life My War - Chapter 12c

On the 17th of July the Warspite received orders that in company with HMS Valiant, they were to bombard to...

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